Community Leaders Train on Leadership Skills

By Saikou Suwareh Jabai
Forty Eight (48) Cluster Executives from Darsilami Program Site inCommunity Leaders Train
Kombo Central District within the directive of the Saamasang
Federation on Monday July 6 began a three day training on decision-making skills
at the Darsilami Program site in the West Coast Region.Ebrima Jagne, Programme Development Officer (PDO) Jamisa/Darsilami
said the training is aim at empowering the
participants on managerial skills as representatives from the nine
selected clusters within the program site.
“The three day training is vital because it will promote the welfare
of the participants in the areas of management skills,’’ he said. He
added that Saamasang Federation will continue working with the
relevant stakeholders in its quest to promote the affairs of the grass
root communities within Kombo Central as a CBO since the main role
of the Federation is to support the grass root communities in their
particular areas of difficulties.
‘’ The three day training would certainly enhance the spirits of you
the participants to fully participate in managing your affairs at
community levels,’’ he said.
Saamasang, according to PDO Jagne, cannot work in isolation, but
instead in partnership with relevant stakeholders in which the
communities are integral part,” he noted.
Sunkary Badjie, the lead trainer who is also the Community Development
Officer (CDO) for West Coast Region said the training will in no doubt
help the communities in their quest to promote development and manage
their own affairs without any hindrance as they have learnt a lot on
management and communication skills.
Lamin Fatty, Acting Programme Development Officer Kabafita/Bafuloto
Community describes the training as meaningful and a success as the
participants would learn a lot of new ideas on how to govern their own
Saikou Sanyang and Ousman Joof, Community Mobilizers for Darsilami
Community Association and Penyem Community Association respectively
(CA) applauded the participants for answering their call, noting
that the Federation is committed to the advancement of the grass root
partners especially women and children.
The training according to them is part of strengthening their
affiliation with the clusters within the Darsilami Community
Association who are not performing effectively in order for them to
register significant development.
Bolong Touray and Fatou Touray participants from Darsilami and Penyem
Clusters respectively lauded Saamasang for their foresight and high
sense of humanity saying the training is yet another step towards
acquiring knowledge.
Momodou Jarju, village head, Bajiran said the communities as partners
to Saamasang are delighted to undergo such an important training noting
as leaders from their respective areas, they would be horn with the
reliable information regarding leadership ability.
The participants were drawn from Kitty, Kabakel, Marakissa, Dimbaya,
Bajiran and Darsilami in the Darsilami Community Association, while
the Penyem participants were drawn from Jalangbantang, Touba Manduarr,
Manduarr Central and Jamwelly.